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Interiors 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Jan 21, 2006

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Scott Drum on the lead.

Description 

This is the route at the far end of the cave, immediately behind the flake. There are a lot of good rests and this is quite mild for the area.


Protection 

A standard rack up to #3 Camalot will do.



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Inside the cave. Turned out to be a lot of bird-poo and a sandy, unprotected traverse to the anchors, but worth it nonetheless.
Inside the cave. Turned out to be a lot of bird-po...
Leon Islis leading the cave.
Leon Islis leading the cave.
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By Jared Spaulding
From: Central WY
Nov 4, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

A nice route with cool location. There is a fair amount of bird poo on the upper two thirds of the route. However, this does not make it a crappy route....

By Greg Sievers
From: Estes Park, CO
Apr 30, 2009

Well poot, Jared. The webbing on the new anchors is now covered with bird shit. A proactive person may wish to change the acid soaked webbing with chains at some point.

By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Nov 2, 2009

This one topped out. Much harder climbing higher up. Old school 5.10.

By DFrench
From: The Shrew, MA
May 29, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Are there supposed to be anchors at the top for this climb? Or do you just traverse right on bird-shit ledge to the anchors for the Cave Route (10a)?

I traversed right and it kind of sucked, especially for my girlfriend who was looking at a nice swing along the poopy ledge if she slipped. Great way to learn to chimney!

By martinharris
From: Glenwood Springs CO
Oct 29, 2010

I just went to the achor for the Cave Route, and I would say it was a cruise, but that traverse to the anchor was a little spicy, not hard, but a slip up on that dirty rock would have hurt more than a little bit.
I think it would make a great first lead.

By Jesse Zacher
Administrator
From: Grand Junction, Co
Oct 29, 2010

If you continue up the steep crack where it narrows to where you can chimney, there is a ledge with two sets of anchors, one in front of you (old angles) and the one behind you is a new anchor.
-Jesse

By Niccole
From: Denver, CO
Oct 14, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The traverse higher up to the anchors has a very loose looking flake, FYI. I did not want to pull on it.

By goingUp
Jun 4, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

To follow the flake all the way up maybee makes this a 5.9. It does get gritty and sandy. There are two serts of anchors, one old school in front of you and a newer set behind you. There is relatively new webbing on the left bolt, but with three sections of webbing on it and two skeptical ones (bird urine soaked) on the other side, it made me wish I had more webbing on hand and a knife, to replace and rebuild. Worth the climb to the top, however, and nice to avoid that crappy traverse.